OUR TEAM

NATHAN FROOK

Local Director

nathan.frook@cefsouthwestfl.org    |     239-790-5860, ext. 1

Nathan serves as the Local Director for the Southwest chapter and began volunteering with CEF at the age of 12. Nathan is passionate about equipping others on how to share the Gospel in an impactful and engaging way. He and his wife Jessica have four wonderful children: Eleanor, Timothy, Hazel, Charlotte. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys reading, board games, and sports. 

JAMES (JIM) LEE

Ministry Coordinator, Charlotte County

jim.lee@cefsouthwestfl.org     |     239-790-5860, ext. 2

Jim recently began his role with CEF after retiring from a career in radio broadcasting.  Since that time, he has served with the Deep Creek Good News Club, and worked for several years with the Sky Family YMCA as an after-school counselor and summer camp group leader.  Jim and his wife Linda spent many years helping with teen youth groups at their church in Illinois, and also enjoyed being on the praise team, with Jim on drums and Linda in the sound booth.   They currently attend New Day Christian Church in Port Charlotte.  Jim and Linda enjoy traveling, and their best trips were to Tanzania, Ecuador, and Honduras to visit the children they sponsor through Compassion International.  Jim feels honored to be able to serve with the great staff and volunteers here in SW Florida as we get to take the truth, hope, and love of Jesus to the children who so desperately need to know Him.

TAMMY MITCHELL

Ministry Coordinator, Lee County

tammy.mitchell@cefsouthwestfl.org      |     239-790-5860, ext. 3

Tammy has been serving children's ministry for over 30 years, and is now enjoying her role as Ministry Coordinator of Lee County. In her spare time, now that Tammy and her husband are empty nesters, she treasures the time they spend together. Her hobbies are organizing, crafting, and floral design. But Tammy's favorite thing will always be spending time with family and most of all, her precious grandson, Aiden. 

JACQUELINE (JACQUE) REYES

Ministry Coordinator, DeSoto County

jacqueline.reyes@cefsouthwestfl.org      |     239-790-5860, ext. 4

Jacque and her husband Cris (Crescencio) live in Arcadia. Cris came from San Luis Potosi, Mexico in the 80's and Jacque came from Ft. Lauderdale in '07.

You can find Jacque making your favorite drink at Starbucks, watching soccer (football) with her husband, over her laptop working on her education degree or playing outside with her grandkids. Their favorite family thing to do is to go to the Mexican ice cream shop for paletas.

Jacque has been volunteering with Good News Club for 5 years at 6 clubs, and currently volunteers as the Ministry Coordinator of DeSoto County. One of her favorite memories is getting to share the gospel with a child in a park ministry, using the Wordless Book, after being trained at a CEF conference.

LINDA LEE

Local Bookkeeper / Office Manager

linda.lee@cefsouthwestfl.org      |     239-790-5860, ext. 6

Linda has served in various capacities of youth ministry for over 30 years. She and her husband, Jim, began volunteering with Good News Club their first year snowbirding in spring of 2018. They love southwest Florida and plan to make it their permanent home, once the grandkids graduate high school up north. Linda still teaches technology online as an adjunct for the college she retired from, and is thoroughly enjoying her new role for CEF at SWFL.  In her spare time, Linda enjoys reading, traveling, exercising, most all sports and is up for most any new adventure!

CARRIE CHIURATO

Ministry Coordinator, Palm Beach County

carrie.chiurato@cefsouthwestfl.org      |     239-790-5860, ext. 5

Carrie began working with CEF at the age of 15. She loves teaching children in Good News Club, and now serves as Ministry Coordinator for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. She loves being a wife and mom. She is very busy homeschooling her 3 boys. She loves reading with her boys the most, and in her spare time enjoys traveling, swimming, reading, and relaxing with her family. 

LOCAL BOARD MEMBERS

Stephanie McDermott, Chairwoman
Rob Mann, Secretary
Tom Richards, Treasurer
Jandy McCoy
Laurie Anderson
Lisa Donner